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by extspotter
Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U2's Experience With Assigned Seats
Replies: 9
Views: 7306

RE: U2's Experience With Assigned Seats

I found the same thing on my flights from Gatwck to Rome. The system definitely needs sorting out so that you don't have passengers crossing in the aisle (passengers sat at the front boarding trough the back passing passengers sat at the back boarding through the front, which happened on the outboun...

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Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gay Men/women Doing Non-stereotypical Jobs.
Replies: 70
Views: 7400

RE: Gay Men/women Doing Non-stereotypical Jobs.

I'm a microbiologist and my boyfriend is a virologist. Unfortunately, we don't really have any other proper-job gays in our groups of friends - between all of them, they are either unemployed or work in a low end retail job. Some of them really do shatter the idea that all homosexuals are intelligen...

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Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Scuba Diving/snorkelling Experiences!
Replies: 23
Views: 2885

RE: Your Scuba Diving/snorkelling Experiences!

I've snorkelled in a few places. I don't at home because it is kind of boring and cold, when i've been snorkelling in the Carribbean it has been ok, but going to the Maldives was truly amazing. Snorkelling with Green Sea Turtles and Dolphins in the wild was one of the best memories I have. The Maldi...

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by extspotter
Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna Down At SCQ: Debris, Freaks (PIC)
Replies: 2
Views: 2812

RE: Cessna Down At SCQ: Debris, Freaks (PIC)

Seems pretty normal, on the news there is often a section with all the car accidents and pictures of crash scenes with pools of blood. Very unexpected and disarming the first time you see it. Either that or the people I was staying with liked to see blood...

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by extspotter
Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HUY (Humberside Airport) Gets New Buyers!
Replies: 7
Views: 2775

RE: HUY (Humberside Airport) Gets New Buyers!

Yes, but that is supposedly just a slotwarmer/feeder for <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> Longhaul. If it is operated by <acronym title="easyJet (United Kingdom) and United Feeder Service (USA)">U2</acronym>, <acronym title="Eastern Airways (United Kingdom)">T3</acronym>... then it is p...

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by extspotter
Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does Anyone Still Eat At Pizza Hut?
Replies: 50
Views: 6882

RE: Does Anyone Still Eat At Pizza Hut?

I am confused why people are saying that it is £60 for a full meal for a few people from Domino's/Pizza Hut. There is coupons against it and deals on all the time. It is definitely not cheap even with the money off - even half price. I'd rather have better Chinese or Indian food for less or even go ...

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by extspotter
Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Did You Want To Be When You Grew Up?
Replies: 45
Views: 4237

RE: What Did You Want To Be When You Grew Up?

I wanted to either be an Air Traffic Controller or a Vet or Doctor. By the time I got to doing my A-levels I realised I hated Maths, which you have to study to become an ATC, so I applied to Med School and got a place, however didn't do well enough in my A-levels to take the place. I am now training...

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by extspotter
Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) In One Day: What To Do/see?
Replies: 30
Views: 6169

RE: Manchester (UK) In One Day: What To Do/see?

Southampton is not that nice. The most "Touristy" cities outside of London would probably be Oxford and Cambridge. If you're going a bit furthern north then York is supposed to be quite nice. Edinburgh is nice too. I am sure there are places I have missed (smaller cities like Warwick, Durham, Stratf...

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by extspotter
Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Every 747 (Of 1400) Been To JFK?
Replies: 70
Views: 25332

RE: Has Every 747 (Of 1400) Been To JFK?

How about the 747-400Ds which were operated in Japan. they wouldn't have the legs to operate standard 747 legs, hence I doubt they ever went anywhere near JFK.

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by extspotter
Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Progress Of New Pier At LGW?
Replies: 6
Views: 3554

RE: Progress Of New Pier At LGW?

Is this replacing the gate 55A/B/C... in the North terminal or is it part of the south terminal?

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by extspotter
Sat May 26, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Apple To Release 'most Important' Product Ever.
Replies: 40
Views: 3167

RE: Apple To Release 'most Important' Product Ever.

Human CentiPad?

Would be a revolutionary product in interfacing technology and humans, plus how many people actually read the iTunes terms of use before signing it?

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by extspotter
Tue May 22, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Do Avianca Planes Carry US-registrations?
Replies: 36
Views: 17221

RE: Why Do Avianca Planes Carry US-registrations?

Sometimes, but not always. Look at airlines like Transaero and Alitalia (I believe), lots of those aircraft are registered in Ireland and have EI- prefixes.

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by extspotter
Wed May 09, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Launch LCY-IOM
Replies: 33
Views: 9045

RE: BA Launch LCY-IOM

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/PlymSpotter" class="quote" target="_blank">PlymSpotter</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>Quoting seansasLCY (Thread starter):...

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by extspotter
Mon May 07, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coming Out To Family
Replies: 105
Views: 4904

RE: Coming Out To Family

I came out when I was 18. Looking back on it now it is far far better just to be out in the open about it. It is obviously scary as you are never sure how people will react but in the end if your parents have a problem with your sexuality, at least you know where you stand and can adjust your life a...

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by extspotter
Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe's E-175's - Where Are They?
Replies: 26
Views: 10377

RE: Flybe's E-175's - Where Are They?

The BE E195s arrived via the Canaries before. I think the BA Cityflier Embraers did as well, those also were delivered to Exeter.

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by extspotter
Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Berlusconi To Resign!
Replies: 14
Views: 1716

RE: Berlusconi To Resign!

I am sure this won't come to fruition, Silvio enjoys lingering like a bad smell and unless he keels over tomorrow he'll be in power forever.

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by extspotter
Sat Oct 22, 2011 11:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Have A College Degree?
Replies: 131
Views: 4327

RE: Do You Have A College Degree?

I am currently in the second year of a BSc in Biomedical Science at the University of Surrey.

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by extspotter
Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Homo Rollcall
Replies: 247
Views: 11266

RE: Homo Rollcall

I guess its because there is enough people here for it to just be accepted, at least in a way which would be ignored in shunned on most other general messageboards (obviously not <acronym title="Juba (JUB / HSSJ), South Sudan">JUB</acronym> but thats another story!). Plus think about it, the industr...

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by extspotter
Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet A319 - Last One Delivered
Replies: 38
Views: 14779

RE: EasyJet A319 - Last One Delivered

The A320s are based in those stations mention as well as a few others - CDG definately and possibly also GVA amongst others.

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by extspotter
Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Homo Rollcall
Replies: 247
Views: 11266

RE: Homo Rollcall

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/747m8te" class="quote" target="_blank">747m8te</a> (<a href="#150" class="quote">Reply 150</a>):<br/><i>But as others have said, depends on situ...

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by extspotter
Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Homo Rollcall
Replies: 247
Views: 11266

RE: Homo Rollcall

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AGM100" class="quote" target="_blank">AGM100</a> (<a href="#131" class="quote">Reply 131</a>):<br/><i> They know and they don't care ... I am we...

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by extspotter
Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Homo Rollcall
Replies: 247
Views: 11266

RE: Homo Rollcall

Just finished watching Beautiful Thing, it was really good - I'd recommend it to anyone (on this thread at least anyway!) <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/HELyes" class="quote" ...

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by extspotter
Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Homo Rollcall
Replies: 247
Views: 11266

RE: Homo Rollcall

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/OA260" class="quote" target="_blank">OA260</a> (<a href="#108" class="quote">Reply 108</a>):<br/><i>Quoting Adam T. (Reply 105): forum called Ju...

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by extspotter
Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Homo Rollcall
Replies: 247
Views: 11266

RE: Homo Rollcall

Someone told me that university was meant to be the biggest LGBTfest ever, but seeing as I am the only one there, its definately here! I feel disgusted with myself now, but anyway... <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" col...

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by extspotter
Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Wear Flip-Flops?
Replies: 74
Views: 7207

RE: Do You Wear Flip-Flops?

I wear flipflops all the time all year round, when I went to uni people would always say how it looks like I am always going to the beach due to the fact I always wear flip flops and shorts, even in the middle of winter... Once you wear in a reasonable cheap pair then they are more than comfortable ...

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by extspotter
Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite Rail Road Companies?
Replies: 38
Views: 6918

RE: Favorite Rail Road Companies?

My opinion (and rank) on the current UK operators which I have used: 1. East Coast <a href="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5a/43251_Eaton_Lane.jpg" target="_blank"/><a href="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5a/43251_Eaton_Lane.jpg" target="_blank"/><a href="http://upl...

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by extspotter
Sun Feb 06, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest And Shortest Route Ops By An Airline.
Replies: 24
Views: 8593

RE: Longest And Shortest Route Ops By An Airline.

Loganair (for BE) Westray - Papa Westray WRY - PPW. 1 Mile.

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by extspotter
Sat Feb 05, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where Can I Buy Virgin Cola - UK
Replies: 21
Views: 7495

RE: Where Can I Buy Virgin Cola - UK

They used to sell it on Virgin Train services, however since Virgin lost the Crosscountry franchise, I haven't been on one (3 years?) so I do not know now.

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by extspotter
Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have You Landed On The Alphabet? 2010 Edition
Replies: 102
Views: 11483

RE: Have You Landed On The Alphabet? 2010 Edition

Mine isn't particularly long either: A: <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym> B: <acronym title="Bilbao (- Sondica) (BIO / LEBB), Spain">BIO</acronym>, <acronym title="Bristol - Lulsgate (BRS / EGGD), United Kingdom">BRS</acronym> C: <acronym title="Paris - Ch...

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by extspotter
Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Boeing Customer Code Are You?
Replies: 48
Views: 5819

RE: What Boeing Customer Code Are You?

91 - Frontier
AF - US Navy/Marine (+ Air France)
AJF - Al Jawf, Saudia Arabia...

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by extspotter
Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 7I531 CUR-SXM MD82 21st Of August
Replies: 11
Views: 9566

RE: 7I531 CUR-SXM MD82 21st Of August

Are the "Big Ass Fans" common in carribean airports or something? They have them in PUJ.

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by extspotter
Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Nonstop Route Flies Over The Most Countries?
Replies: 17
Views: 5966

RE: Which Nonstop Route Flies Over The Most Countr

They just aren't seperate countries. We all share a "national" government, and all vote in the same elections to decide who will run the country.

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by extspotter
Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Nonstop Route Flies Over The Most Countries?
Replies: 17
Views: 5966

RE: Which Nonstop Route Flies Over The Most Countr

England Scotland and Northern Ireland are 1 country! Also Yerevan isn't a country, it is the capital of Armenia. I expected better from you, Dan!

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by extspotter
Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Nonstop Route Flies Over The Most Countries?
Replies: 17
Views: 5966

RE: Which Nonstop Route Flies Over The Most Countr

LGW - MLE I also count 16

UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Czech Rep., Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Iran, UAE, Oman and the Maldives.

CDG - SGN I count 17 but does VN operate to CDG from Ho Chi Minh or Hanoi?

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by extspotter
Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Thomas Cook Queries
Replies: 3
Views: 3691

Thomas Cook Queries

Hi, today my family booked a last minute deal with thomas cook departing next wednesday (on TCX13K) from Gatwick to Punta Cana. From what I can work out form the internet the flight is probably going to be on an A330-200, however in terms of information about what to expect onboard is patchy/confusi...

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by extspotter
Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Year In 1984, And You Organize Mergers....
Replies: 8
Views: 5202

RE: The Year In 1984, And You Organize Mergers....

Alaska, Wien, Hawaiian, Aloha?

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by extspotter
Sun Aug 01, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: MLE-LGW Thomson Airways - The Worlds Best...
Replies: 16
Views: 17477

RE: MLE-LGW Thomson Airways - The Worlds Best...

Thomson really is a credit to the longhaul leisure airline industry. I have flown MAN - MLE - MAN and MAN - PUJ - MAN and I can truely say it was some of my best ever flights in terms of quality of service, food, IFE, crew... I loved your photos and they've brought back many emmeories of a very inte...

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by extspotter
Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vacation In Amsterdam: Suggestions?
Replies: 25
Views: 3477

RE: Vacation In Amsterdam: Suggestions?

Unless you specifically want to stay on a boat - avoid the Amstel Botel. The location isn't terrible (near the NDSM Werf ferry stop), however the hotel itself is very very bad for the money. As for the DC9 cockpit, its really cool however when I was in there my brother in law pushed a button which m...

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by extspotter
Sat Jul 24, 2010 12:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Actual 380 Destinations
Replies: 9
Views: 2697

RE: Actual 380 Destinations

LHR gets the AF service too 3 x weekly until the end of August. They also operate to JFK.

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by extspotter
Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Vulcan To Fly At The Royal International Air Tatto
Replies: 7
Views: 6499

RE: Vulcan To Fly At The Royal International Air Tatto

I saw it for the first time at Yeovilton on saturday. It was amazing, the noise, the handing, everything, plus the almost aerobatic display it did. Truely an example of how largescale backing of a project can bring real results.

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by extspotter
Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's Your Current Temperature?
Replies: 67
Views: 3084

RE: What's Your Current Temperature?

26C down on the english riviera earlier on this evening, I wish it would cool down a bit, all the grass is going brown...

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by extspotter
Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inter Europe Widebodies?
Replies: 46
Views: 4808

RE: Inter Europe Widebodies?

A few more:
MAN - MUC with SQ
LGW - ZRH with KQ or some other african airline
Plus all the charters to the med on 767s, A300s and A330s.

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by extspotter
Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cleanest/Dirty Airport Restrooms
Replies: 32
Views: 7289

RE: Cleanest/Dirty Airport Restrooms

For the dirty I have two: <acronym title="Prague - Ruzyne (PRG / LKPR), Czech Republic">PRG</acronym> - The cleaners obviously don't do their job properly as EVERY toilet in the airport reaked horribly, as well as a poor level of "cleaning" especially the floor. <acronym title="Punta Cana (PUJ / MDP...

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by extspotter
Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why No More T-Tail Airplanes, Besides Regionals?
Replies: 28
Views: 14903

RE: Why No More T-Tail Airplanes, Besides Regionals?

If Fokker is actually coming back under the guise of Rekkof, the F100NG would be a "new T-tail"

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by extspotter
Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Made-up Words
Replies: 55
Views: 5064

RE: Made-up Words

Bouncebackability is definately not a word. Its increased use also does not qualify it being a word. Resilience is the correct word, so for the love of god, please use it more often or I shall lose the remaining sanity I have <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smili...

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by extspotter
Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Routes From Your Home Airport Served By >1 Airline
Replies: 35
Views: 7714

RE: Routes From Your Home Airport Served By >1 Air

From <acronym title="Exeter (EXT / EGTE), United Kingdom">EXT</acronym>: <acronym title="Exeter (EXT / EGTE), United Kingdom">EXT</acronym> - <acronym title="Larnaca - International (LCA / LCLK), Cyprus">LCA</acronym>: TOM + TCX <acronym title="Exeter (EXT / EGTE), United Kingdom">EXT</acronym> - PF...

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by extspotter
Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Game: At Which Airport Am I?
Replies: 45
Views: 6234

RE: Game: At Which Airport Am I?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AerLingus747" class="quote" target="_blank">AerLingus747</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i> Give this on a go: <acronym title...

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by extspotter
Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Island Vacation...
Replies: 22
Views: 2840

RE: Best Island Vacation...

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/HT" class="quote" target="_blank">HT</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>Only if politically okay and also feasible from a tran...

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by extspotter
Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rail Trip Around Europe - Advice?
Replies: 28
Views: 3747

RE: Rail Trip Around Europe - Advice?

Prague is nice, however it can be VERY touristy. I went there for a weekend but by the end I'd thought I'd seen everything that I'd wanted to, however the bits that you go there in order to see end up paling in comparason to other things because it is so rammed with tourists and tour groups, e.g. th...

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by extspotter
Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 1999 Airtours Registration Help?
Replies: 6
Views: 4045

RE: 1999 Airtours Registration Help?

Thanks for that but still no joy, is there any other way of finding out?

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